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sing me a happy song...

Discussion in 'The Front Room' started by TdC, Mar 19, 2005.

  1. TdC

    TdC Trem's hunky sex love muffin Staff member Moderator

    yesterday evening a mate pointed out to me that I have no music that could be classed as "optimistic", "happy" or "not gloomy in general" in my cd collection.
    looking through the hopeless mess that is my pile o' cds I note at a glance that he may be right. this naturally sparking a discussion on what happy music is exactly. I mean, a perky, up-beat, disco-esque song that has "feel good" all over it but happens to be about the liking (or not-liking) of one's self. is that "happy music"? what about a slow dirge that is about great loss but ends up with the singer discovering that he is a better person because of it?

    looking into my collection I note bands like Radiohead, Tool, Jeff Buckly, Nick Cave, Rammstein, U2, Lamb, The Smiths. even things like Travis, Sigur Ros, The Prodigy and Bran van 3000. Aparently this music will depress me, thus claims my mate, making me mope about with a face like someone shot my cat.

    so....musicologists of FH, I want some happy music. preferably not made by shiny plastic people or young american girls. answers on a postcard please...
  2. Cynical

    Cynical Fledgling Freddie

    Beso en la boca, anything by tito puente. latin jazz has to be happy!!11
  3. Munkey

    Munkey Can't get enough of FH

    Red Hot Chilli Peppers - By The Way
    Bowling for soup - Drunk Enough to Dance

    thats what i put on anyway when i want to feel happy
  4. shanks

    shanks Fledgling Freddie

    Well, alot of people find sad music catharic(spelling?). The thought is that if you witness something tragic (old greek tragedy) by the end of it by seeing all this misery endured by another you are somehow cleansed and feel good about your self. Atleast I think that's the reason I prefer music that's not obnixiously happy. That music just pisses me off. Ofc there are degress to how much you should expose yourself to it, im sure you'll be more prone to be gloomy if you listen to gloomy music in the long run.

    Anyway, happy music. Ehm. Hmmm. Cant help you on that front. :)

    Ah wait. Paul Gilbert - Acoustic Samurai, happy acoustic guitar shredding with abba covers and crazy jap girls singing "I am satan".
  5. Funkybunny

    Funkybunny Banned

    Randy newman - short people
    Scorpion - rock you like a hurricane (it makes you get upbeat, not happy though but stilll kickass) :)
    Sondre Lerche - all luck ran out (EXCELLENT song)
    Sondre lerche - two way monologue
    Stealer weeler - stuck in the middle with you
    weezer - buddy holly
    theme from pinky and the brain
    the plus ones - all the boys
    tom jones - its not unusual
    billy joel - river of dreams
    ac-dc - highway to hell
    annie - chewing gum
    Beatles - yellow submarine

    can add more later if ya need :)
  6. Cynical

    Cynical Fledgling Freddie


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  7. Bodhi

    Bodhi Resident Freddy

    The Bluetones - If is possibly the happiest, bounciest song of al all time.
  8. mank!

    mank! Part of the furniture

    I have loads of happy music, which will probably shock and apall you. Currently I am listening to The Bees - Chicken Payback which is insanely happy.
  9. harebear

    harebear Fledgling Freddie

    The Agony Scene
    Lamb of God
    It dies today
    God Forbid the moment these bands are making me very happy :D
  10. Aoami

    Aoami FH is my second home

    libertines - up the bracket
    razorlight - up all night
    ordinary boys - over the counter culture
    anything by madness
    buzzcocks - orgasm addict
    beck - odelay

    all make me happy
  11. Bodhi

    Bodhi Resident Freddy


    The Vandals - My Girlfriend's Dead
    The Flaming Lips - Yoshimi Battles the Pink Robots Pt 1
  12. TdC

    TdC Trem's hunky sex love muffin Staff member Moderator

    I actually know some of the above. I shall have to have a listen most properly to the songs on the radio. keep it coming please :)
  13. maxi

    maxi Fledgling Freddie

    The Hidden Cameras - The Smell of Our Own
    The Shins - Chutes too Narrow/Oh Inverted World
    The Unicorns - Who Will Cut our Hair When We're Gone
  14. Wazzerphuk

    Wazzerphuk FH is my second home

    The Polyphonic Spree.

    You'd be hard to find a happier selection of music than the stuff they make. Plus it has the advantages of actually being good! :D
  15. ReActor

    ReActor Fledgling Freddie

    Lots of stuff by the Flaming Lips. Some of it is quite melancholy, but in a sweet, uplifting kind of way. Yoshimi is a bit sad and death-fixated. Get the Soft Bulletin. That's very happy-sounding.

    Also, Lemon Jelly. Might be a bit too light and happy for some, but it works for me.

    Electric Six - Fire. All their songs are about sex, dancing and devil-worship, and they almost all contain the word "fire". Dick Valentine even manages to rhyme "microwave oven" with "commence the lovin" in one of the songs :).

    Some older hip hop like A Tribe Called Quest - very laid back and cool, doesn't take itself too seriously.

    Oh, and the Beach Boys, obviously. If you can handle that level of American saccharine.
  16. Nibbler

    Nibbler Fledgling Freddie

    Agreed, the Soft Bulletin. Class. Also

    Talking Heads - Wild Wild Life
    Talking Heads - Nothing But Flowers
    Tom Tom Club - Genius of Love
    Velvet Underground - Sunday Morning (on Sunday morning)
    All of the Beach Boys - Pet Sounds
    The Kinks - Phenomenal Cat
    The Kinks - Sunny Afternoon
    British Sea Power - A Lovely Day Tomorrow
    Pixies - Here Comes Your Man
    Circulatory System - The Lovely Universe
    Bob Marley - 3 Little Birds
    Air - Alone in Kyoto
    M83 - On a White Lake Near A Green Mountain
  17. tRoG

    tRoG Fledgling Freddie

    You really want the funk.

    Bootsy Collins, Earth Wind & Fire, James Brown etc.

    Get up offa dat ass! *wiggle*
  18. Trem

    Trem That there, that's not me. Moderator

    You like some quality stuff there Teedles. Fuck what people say, if someone told me to stop listening to Jeff Buckley I would kick them in the tits.

    Happy music is overrated and shit. Listen to Tool or summat, they aren't so bad.
  19. maxi

    maxi Fledgling Freddie

    What a terrible generalisation.
  20. Overdriven

    Overdriven Not a sandwich

    Happy Song:

    Steriogram - Walkie Talkie Man xD
  21. harebear

    harebear Fledgling Freddie

    Vereh easy to play too. ;D
  22. ReActor

    ReActor Fledgling Freddie

    Also, It's All Too Much by the Beatles. Criminally overlooked song.
  23. Doomy

    Doomy Fledgling Freddie

    Joy Division - Closer


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